The iPad may have initially been considered to be nothing more than a giant iPhone, but it has since spawned a mobile revolution and there are now more people using this device and devices like them to access the internet than there are people using desktops and laptops.

With the power of a laptop, but on a smaller touchscreen, iPads were made for online gambling, and thanks to these devices you can now take your pokie obsession with you wherever you go.

The iPad

Created by Apple a few years after the release of their iconic iPhone, the iPad was hugely popular from the outset, but it had its critics. It didn’t really gain the universal appeal that it now enjoys until the iPad Mini, which eliminated many of the issues that people had with the initial iPad. It was so popular that other developers followed suit and the tablet industry is now one of the biggest and the richest in the world of technology.

There are several versions of the iPad available, and many editions of each of them. The original iPad is the largest, the heaviest and the most expensive, but it is also the most powerful. The iPad Mini is one of the smallest and the most popular, with several versions of this being released over the years, while the iPad Air aims to offer the same mobility and accessibility as the Mini, but with the size and the power of the original iPad.

Towards the end of 2015 the iPad Pro was also announced, which meant that in as little as 5 years, from the release of the first iPad to the release of the iPad Pro, this Apple tablet had seen 12 different versions.

The iPad in Australia

The iPad is very popular in Australia, and the same can be said for all Apple devices. We love the simplicity and the power, and the high price tag rarely seems to come into the equation. Tablet sales have suffered a blip in recent months, but they tend to get a big boost when there is a new version released, and Apple are never too far from releasing a new version these days.

In 2013 it was reported that 5 million Aussies owned a tablet, with more than 70% of these being made by Apple. In the years that have followed, that number has increased, with some suggesting that close to half of Australia’s 23 million population will soon own a tablet.

Not bad for a “giant iPhone” is it?

Playing Slots on Your iPad

The App Store is rife with fake pokies, games that simulate the look and the feel of an actual slot machine, but don’t give you any chance of winning anything. As far as we’re concerned, the whole point of pokies is to win money and if you take that away, you’re left with something that doesn’t really serve its intended purpose.

Fortunately, there are plenty of real money gambling opportunities out there, and many of these are available in the App Store. Just punch in the name of your favorite casino and go from there. Which one you choose is entirely up to you, but if you’re a big pokie fan you might be better off with a Microgaming casino, as this developer is the biggest, the oldest, the most varied and, in the eyes of many, the best. They have also cornered the mobile gambling market in ways that other developers can only dream of.

The Best iPad Pokies

What works for your iPhone might not necessarily work for your iPad. It has a bigger screen, and some games can look stretched and awkward on this screen. That’s why you need to lookout for desktop games that have been adapted for mobile use, as opposed to games that were created exclusively for the mobile market. Such games include Thunderstruck II, Jurassic Park and the Tomb Raider series of slots. You might be better off avoiding the many retro games that Microgaming have released over the years, because as well as limited features, paylines and stake levels, these games just don’t look their best on the smaller screen.

The Best iPad Casino

Spin Palace is one of the best Microgaming casinos out there. This casino, like Microgaming themselves, has been around for a number of years and certainly knows its stuff. Spin Palace was one of the early pioneers of mobile gambling and their app is widely available for all iOS devices. It is packed to the brim with Microgaming pokies and table games, and you can also pickup your fair share of bonuses and promotions through the app.

The highlight of Spin Palace is the Spin Palace Loyalty Club, which lets you turn regular play into extra cash, prizes and more. The more you bet and the more you play, the more you will earn. This sort of scheme is something that all gamblers look for, yet something that very few online casinos offer anymore.